Students who complete the undergraduate program should be able to:
- Describe the structure, composition and properties of various chemical substances.
- Plan the synthesis of various inorganic and organic substances.
- Characterize substances based upon analysis of their physical and chemical properties.
- Use theories of microscopic properties to explain macroscopic behavior.
- Explain the role of energy in determining structure and reactivity.
- Employ chemical theory to explain the rate and outcome of chemical reactions.
Core Skills - Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students should have developed a set of core skills which they use in approaching the fundamental concepts. These include the ability to:
- Conduct meaningful and successful experiments.
- Communicate results.
- Think critically.
- Apply ethical reasoning.
- Extend results through lifelong learning.